IPHY 5100 (2). Colloquium in Integrative Physiology

Introduces a small group of students to current research topics in integrative physiology, evaluation of current research, and discussion of critical issues.

IPHY 5102 (2). Molecular Genetic Analysis of Physiology and Behavior

Utilizes molecular, classical, and quantitative genetics as a method for understanding the molecular basis of human and animal physiology and behavior. Prereqs., EBIO 2070 or 2670, or MCDB 2150.

IPHY 5200 (3). Physiological Genetics and Genomics

Introduces genetic and genomic concepts as they apply to mammalian physiology. The course covers fundamental concepts and methods in molecular genetics and genomics and their applications towards understanding the role of genetics in the normal and pathological function of physiological systems. Required of first year students in Behavioral Genetics certificate program.

IPHY 5440 (4). Endocrinology

Introduces mammalian endocrine system. Course provides a thorough analysis and integration of chemical communication by hormones, paracrines, and semiochemicals.

IPHY 5550 (3). Exercise Biochemistry

Examines the underlying biochemical mechanisms that are responsible for the physiological adaptations to short- and long-term dynamic exercise. The interaction of key biochemical alterations as it relates to disease (diabetes, aging) and exercise will be addressed. Prereq., one year of chemistry. Prereq. or coreq., IPHY 4650 or instructor consent.

IPHY 5580 (3). Sleep Physiology

Describes the physiology and neurobiology of sleep and impact of sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders on immune, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and neural systems, as well as examines changes in sleep across the life span. The integrative nature of sleep and circadian rhythms in normal physiological and cognitive function and their importance in health and disease processes will be emphasized.

IPHY 5600 (4). Immunology

Studies the immune system, a multi-cellular system that functions to protect us from disease. Introduces concepts associated with the development and function of individual cells of the immune system (T-cells, B-cells, neutrophils, dendritic cells, macrophages), as well as their integrative roles in physiology and host defense.

IPHY 5730 (3). Motor Control

Examines the central and peripheral neural structures responsible for the control and coordination of human movement. Theories of motor control are also investigated from a behavioral and biomechanical view. Concepts in reflexive and voluntary movement control are emphasized.

IPHY 5740 (3). Theory of Motor Skill Learning

Offers a critical analysis of motor learning theories, including Adam's closed loop theory, Schmidt's schema theory, and the influence of contextual interference on learning and performance. Also covers feedback and practice organization. Projects and presentations required.

IPHY 5800 (5). Advanced Statistics and Research Methods in Integrative Physiology

Focuses on how descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics apply to physiological data. Provides instruction and experience in using related computer programs and examines the many considerations involved in physiological research methods.

IPHY 5840 (1-6). Graduate Independent Study

Restricted to IPHY graduate students. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

IPHY 6010 (3). Physiology of Aging

Primary emphasis is on the human cardiovascular system in health, chronic disease, and normal aging.

IPHY 6010 (1). Seminar-Sleep Medicine

IPHY 6010 (3). Molecular Genetics of Addiction

IPHY 6010 (3). Stress Physiology

IPHY 6010 (3). Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease

IPHY 6010 (3). Stem Cells in Medicine and Research

IPHY 6100 (1-3). Independent Study---Doctoral

Mentor-supervised academic experience designed to develop and enhance the professional/research skills of the doctoral candidates from the department.

IPHY 6660 (3). Locomotion Energetics and Biomechanics

Critiques and discusses both classic and cutting edge scientific research in the area of terrestrial locomotion.

IPHY 6680 (3). Matlab for Physiological and Biomechanical Research

This introduction to Matlab programming will teach the skills needed to write and modify programs for data acquisition and analysis, statistics, plotting, and simulation.

IPHY 6830 (3). Professional Skills for the Research Scientist

Focuses on delineation of research problems, types of research, design of experiments, specific research procedures and tools, and instruction in preparation of proposals, research papers, and theses.

IPHY 6840 (1-3). Research Project

Involves a scholarly investigation of a selected topic using literature and/or experimental techniques. Advisor required. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

IPHY 6940 (3). Master's Degree Candidate

IPHY 6950 (1-6). Master's Thesis

Restricted to IPHY graduate students.

IPHY 8990 (1-10). Doctoral Dissertation

All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section.